Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tea in the Library #53

At the social table round,
Listening to the lively sound
Of those notes which never tire,
Of urn, or kettle on the fire.
-Charles Lamb

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mid-Century Children's Easter Cards

Dressed up in the latest style 
Miss Rabbit comes to you
She wears her lunch right on her head - 
That's stunning and so new!
It's really air-conditioned 'cause 
her long pink ears stick through!

 The sounds of footfalls on the front steps. The slap of the mailbox closing. A flash of blue uniform as the mailman passes the front window. We children clamber up from our board game, "I'll get it!" we holler.  Sharp elbows and knobby knees jockey to be first to reach the mail box.
"I can do it," we all cry. On tiptoe we dance, chubby fingers pushing up the mailbox lid. "No fighting," Mother commands. With a hiss and a thump the iron is set aside and she comes out to supervise. One hand grasps the dog's collar, one arm lifts a a child. "It's Pill's turn,"she reminds. Into the house we jumble, back to our game. Mail is for Grown -ups. But not today!
A large white envelope for each of us! And inside a colorful Easter card from a dear neighbor who had moved to Florida

I am sharing some Mid-Century Children's Easter cards from my collection. I print out copies for crafts and reserve the original for display. They make a cute banner clipped to a length of Ric-rac.

These brightly colored children's Easter cards always bring a smile to my face. They remind me that the simple act of mailing a card can make a child feel special. 
It's good to remember that our small acts of kindness make more of a difference than we may ever know.
Have a blessed week.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Little Chick Birthday Cake Topper from Vintage Easter Card

Today I am sharing a Spring Birthday cake topper I made using a print out of the images below.
I like to keep my vintage cards intact and craft using copies. 

I cut a circle of parchment or foil for the bottom on which to rest the topper.

Simple. Self explanatory.
 A sweet inexpensive way to make a birthday greeting extra special.

Have a blessed week.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Tea in the Library #54

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Proust

Homemade hot cross buns. 
I added 1/2 cup candied fruit to a sweet yeast roll recipe for the bread machine.

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. - Khalil Gibran
Rosina China. Pale blue as the Spring sky.
 The cake plates were a lucky find at Goodwill.

Haviland China
Blue Willow Teapot.

An Easter favor

For your Easter tree

Wishing you the blessing of  true friendships and shared laughter over endless cups of tea.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Spring 1889 Scrap Calendar

Spring 1889 
Victorian Scrap Calendar

14 days 'til Spring!

A favorite from my collection of Victorian scrap.
Cleaned up and ready for crafting.

Have a Blessed Week!
Remember to stop by Bev's every Saturday!
Happy Pink Saturday!